Parents and teachers want children to continue learning during the summer, but doing worksheets sounds like agony when there’s swimming and playing to do! Children can experience learning loss during the summer months unless they are stimulated and continually engaged in educational activities.
Instead of worksheets and workbooks, why not provide a Summer Reading Adventure for your child? Here’s how you can get started TODAY: Sign the kids (and yourself) up for one of the many free summer reading programs that offer prizes, free books, free tickets to theme parks and more (check out your local library). Make it fun, read outside or maybe go to the library and find a cozy corner and just sit and read books to your child. Make it a weekly thing or heck, get crazy, go twice in one week. It really doesn’t matter, just do it!
Where will your Summer Reading Adventure take you? To the beach? To the woods? Here are a few lists of fun books to get you started on your summer-filled with reading.
- Pirate Pete by Lisa Kennedy
- What Lives in a Shell by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
- Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae
- Pete the Cat: at the Beach by Eric Litwin
- Just Grandma and Me by Mercer Mayer
- Beach Day by Karen Roosa
- Magic School Bus: On the Ocean Floor by Joanna Cole
- Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle
- Hello Ocean by Pam Ryan
- Beach by Elisha Cooper
- Pete the Cat: Twinkle Twinkle by Eric Litwin
- Flat Stanley Goes Camping by Jeff Brown
- Froggy Goes to Camp by Jonathan London
- Who Pooped in the Park? by Gary D. Robson
- Fred & Ted Go Camping by Peter Eastman
- Sleeping in a Sack: Activities for Kids by Linda White
- Lazy Days of Summer by Judy Young
- Curious George Goes Camping by Margaret and H. A. Rey
- Into the Outdoors by Susan Gal
- S is for S’mores by Helen Foster James
What books are on your summer reading list?
Niki is a typical Mom living in a typical suburban Nashville neighborhood, just trying to make something special out of the “every day.” She is a homeschooling mom to three (20, 17 and 4 ¾), wife, blogger and lover of all things fun and yummy. When she’s not blogging at Adventures of a Midlife Mommy, she’s probably washing clothes, doing dishes, refereeing sibling fights or playing in the garden.